Texas For a While

Current Location: Lake Conroe/Houston North KOA, Montgomery, Texas

This morning we got up and took our time moving. We were outside preparing the trailer to move when Malcolm noticed our neighbor that has another Big Country trailer was out and about. He also noticed the other trailer had a Washington state license plate. When we asked the neighbor where he was from in Washington, he replied Puyallup, which is just down the hill from our daughter. We all thought that was pretty cool.

While putting away the electric cord, Malcolm noticed that he had some help in the water cleanup department:

Water cleanup assistance

Water cleanup assistance

We finished hooking up and headed west on I-10 towards Texas. Other than a really bumpy ride in spots, it was pretty uneventful. We stopped at the Texas welcome center just across from the Louisiana border and saw a pair of motorhomes with German license plates on them. Malcolm snapped this picture of the one next to us:

German motorhome

German motorhome

When we came back out from the welcome center, there was a Bighorn parked next to us with a Heartland Owner Club plate on the back. We waited around about 10 minutes for them to come back out, but decided to head on up the road. There’s a good chance they are heading to the same rally we are. If you happen to read our blog – Hi!

Lunch was at a rest area just east of Houston.

Lunch stop with the big rigs

Lunch stop with the big rigs

After lunch, we headed on toward Houston, then took the Sam Houston toll road around the northeast side of town (we have a Houston toll tag) to I-45, then on north to the Lake Conroe area and the KOA where we are stopped this evening. The campground is huge and relatively empty. We were confused why they were keen to put us in one of the spots on the row we are in when it has such a steep approach angle.

Parked in our spot

Parked in our spot

Dually showing the approach angle

Dually showing the approach angle

We tried two different spots and then ended up backing in from the uphill side. The problem was that the truck would get on the level part about the time the right-hand trailer tires started up the incline. This forced the trailer to tilt to the left and the left-front jack pad would dig into the pavement. The staff seemed pretty friendly and warned us that the angle might be a problem and that we should pick another spot if it was easier to get into.

After getting set up, we headed to the office to let them know which spot we were in and got a new mirror hanger. Then we did a little shopping in the camp store and headed back to the trailer so that Malcolm could fill out a couple postcards to send to our niece and granddaughters. Val tried to get ahold of someone in Houston who has an airman in David’s class that wanted to meet us for dinner, but they ended up with other plans, so we were on our own for dinner.

We drove up the road to WalMart and filled up the truck at Murphy Oil ($3.56 a gallon). On the way there, Malcolm noticed a German restaurant, so that’s where we ended up having dinner. The food was great. We had a “tour of Germany” plate split between us. It was just the right amount and we got to try several different German foods.

German Restaurant

German Restaurant

After dinner, we set out to find a post office or drop box for the postcards and found one a mile or so past the KOA. We also needed a couple items from the grocery store and lucked out finding both a post office and grocery store in the same shopping center. We got the postcards in the mail and picked up our groceries before heading back to the trailer for the evening.

Malcolm scanned more pictures this evening and finished up another box of them. We’ll put that box in storage (they will end up going to Val’s sister) on the way back through Alabama.

Speaking of pictures, here are a few random pictures from the camera that Val pulled down today.

Foggy morning in Tennessee (Sat. 3/29)

Foggy morning in Tennessee (Sat. 3/29)

Redbuds in bloom in northern AL (Sat. 3/29)

Redbuds in bloom in northern AL (Sat. 3/29)

Looking toward the Gulf of Mexico on I-65 north of Mobile (Tue. 4/2)

Looking toward the Gulf of Mexico on I-65 north of Mobile (Tue. 4/2)

The mighty Mississippi (Tue. 4/1)

The mighty Mississippi (Tue. 4/1)

Texas Bluebonnets (Wed. 4/2)

Texas Bluebonnets (Wed. 4/2)

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One thought on “Texas For a While

  1. We will be at the Lake Conroe KOA the end of April, arriving Sunday April 27th for a week, doing a training class on May 2nd then heading to California on May 3rd for the rest of May.
    The last time we were there was a Heartland Rally going on at the CG.
    We normally stay across from the lake, the sites are flat and quieter.

    Robert

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